American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Caleb Ragland participated in the 7th U.S.–China Swine Industry Symposium and met with customer company representatives during his trip to Beijing in early January. He delivered the opening remarks on behalf of the U.S. soy industry during the symposium, promoting the advantages of U.S. soybeans and addressing the current trade issues between the U.S. and China. “We continue to have faith that increasing exports of U.S. Soy will help address the trade imbalance,” Ragland said. “U.S. farmers strongly believe in trade, not tariffs, and we are hopeful that talks between our respective governments will bring trade issues between our two countries to a mutually satisfying conclusion.” Read more.American Soybean Association (ASA) Director/former USSEC Director Ron Moore traveled to China in November to attend the China Intentional Import Expo(CIIE). This event gathers government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers across the world, providing new channels for countries and regions to do business, strengthen cooperation, and promote common prosperity of the world economy and trade. Read more. (From right) USSEC CEO Jim Sutter, ASA Director Ron Moore and USB Director David Williams chat with COFCO President Patrick Yu during the China Intentional Import Expo.